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Kadish Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory: Evan Fox-Decent

Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Evan Fox-Decent, Full Professor—McGill Faculty of Law, is the final guest scholar for the Spring 2019 workshop sessions. Professor Fox-Decent teaches and publishes in legal theory, political theory, private law, public law, and international law. His current research interests also include the rule of law, administrative law, the law of fiduciaries, First Nations and the law, and human rights. Professor Fox-Decent has authored, Sovereignty’s Promise: The State as Fiduciary,  In 2016, he published a second monograph with Evan J. Criddle, Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority .

Workshop description:

This course is a workshop for discussing work-in-progress in moral, political, and legal theory. The workshop creates a space for students to engage directly with philosophers, political theorists, and legal scholars working on normative questions toward the goal of fostering critical thinking about concepts of value and developing analytical thinking and writing skills. Another aim is to bring together people from different disciplines and perspectives who have strong normative interests or who speak to issues philosophers and theorists should know something about. The complete list of invited speakers is available on the workshop web site. https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/kadish-center-for-morality-law-public-affairs/workshop-law-philosophy-political-theory/

The format of the workshop is as follows. For the sessions with guest presenters, lunch will be served starting at 12:00. We’ll begin at 12:15. A designated commentator will lead off with a 15-minute comment on the paper. The presenter will have 5-10 minutes to respond and then we will open up the discussion to the group. The first part of the workshop will be open to non-enrolled students, faculty, and visitors who wish to participate in the workshop discussion. We’ll stop for a break at 2 and those not enrolled in the course will leave. Enrolled students will continue the discussion with the guest from 2:10 to 3:00. Papers are circulated in advance of the workshop and participants are expected to have read the papers before the session.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop session will convene in the Political Science Department in 202 Barrows Hall Friday from 12:00pm-3:00pm. To request a copy of papers not posted to the web site contact: amatullahas@berkeley.edu.


Kadish Center for Morality, Law & Public Affairs
amatullah alaji-sabrie


Political Science Department
202 Barrows Hall
BERKELEY CAMPUS, CA 94720 United States
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(510) 642-6323

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